Foreign affairs

Get-tough rhetoric has denied us any sway with Beijing

December

By Bob Carr

Note: This article appeared in The Australian Financial Review on July 10 2018.

Australia-China relations monthly summary - June 2018

December

The latest developments in Australia-China relations in June 2018 by Elena Collinson, Senior Project and Research Officer, Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI), University of Technology Sydney (UTS). 

A trade snapshot is provided by James Laurenceson, Deputy Director, ACRI, UTS.

Foreign interference

We need China in an age of Trump

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article apppeared in The Australian Financial Review on June 19 2018.

Australia-China relations monthly summary - May 2018

December

The latest developments in Australia-China relations in May 2018 by Elena Collinson, Senior Project and Research Officer, Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI), University of Technology Sydney (UTS). 

A trade snapshot is provided by James Laurenceson, Deputy Director, ACRI, UTS.

Ministerial and opposition engagement

Subduing China an empty gesture as Trump-shy Asia courts Beijing

December

By Bob Carr

Note: This article appeared in The Australian on May 30 2018. 

Loose lips on China have cost Australia dearly

December

By Bob Carr

Note: This article appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald on May 24 2018.

The shrinking ‘Quad’: How the alliance is going nowhere as Japan and India court China

December

By Bob Carr

Note: This article appeared in the South China Morning Post on May 17 2018.

Turnbull Government may be toning down anti-China stance

December

By Bob Carr

Note: This article appeared in Pearls and Irritations on May 8 2018.

Australia-China relations monthly summary - April 2018

December

Military base on Vanuatu

On April 9 Fairfax Media, citing anonymous sources, reported that the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Vanuatu were engaged in talks about establishing a PRC military base in the Pacific state:

Fairfax Media can reveal there have been preliminary discussions between the Chinese and Vanuatu governments about a military build-up in the island nation.

Australia-China relations need a reset, and Malcolm Turnbull has to lead the way

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in the South China Morning Post on April 29 2018.

Australia-China relations need a reset. But this is unlikely as long as the Australian prime minister himself remains a stumbling block.